Attorneys

Melvyn B. Ruskin

Partner

Melvyn B. Ruskin practices extensively in the area where corporate business law intersects with the activities of hospitals, other healthcare providers and health plans. He has practiced predominantly in the areas of corporate law and health law, representing businesses in the public and private arena and hospitals, health plans, practitioners, and group practices for over 30 years. He also has extensive experience in representing clients under investigation for alleged commercial and business-related crimes.

A partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., he is active in the corporate law arena and the senior member of the firm’s Health Law Transactional Department.

Melvyn founded the firm of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. in 1968 after serving for several years as a homicide trial attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He is past chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Health Law Committee and past president of the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association. He has been general counsel to Long Island Jewish Medical Center, special counsel to North Shore University Medical Center and special corporate counsel to the Nassau Health Care Corporation in its acquisition of the Nassau County Medical Center and the issuance of $260 million of Health System Revenue Bonds. He was a board member and chairman of the Audit Committee of the New York State Health Foundation, which is charged with the responsibility to distribute a $300 million fund to expand access to healthcare for the uninsured, augment or create new health programs and provide education benefiting public health.

Melvyn has lectured and written on a wide variety of topics including mergers and acquisitions, the use of technology by healthcare institutions to enhance profitability, state and federal regulation, and HIPAA privacy and implementation. He has been a member of the National Health Lawyers Association and was a founding member of the Steering Committee of the Managed Care Legal Section of The IPA Association of America.

He is a past chairman of the Long Island division of the Jewish National Fund and was New York Zone Chair for JNF’s Government Relations activities. He is a past chair of the Business and Professionals Division of Long Island UJA-Federation and recipient of its Man of the Year Award. He is a board member of the Holocaust Memorial & Educational Center of Nassau County and was designated as a Man of the Year for The Diabetes Research Institute and for Outreach Project, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. Melvyn has been a member of the Nassau Citizens Budget Committee, Chairman of the Consider Long Island Professionals First Council, and is a member of the Medical Jurisprudence Committee of the New York State Bar Association.

Other Publications:

  • Reviewing New Federal Rules on Health Privacy, New York Law Journal, 2001.
  • Health Fraud Crimes and Civil Penalties (Kennedy-Kassebaum) and NY Health Care Reform Act Becomes Law, The Attorney of Nassau County, 1997.
  • Health Care Anti-Referral Laws Effective in 1995, New York Law Journal, January 1995.
  • Health Care Anti-Referral Laws, The CPA Journal, August 1995.
  • Helping Employers Solve the Mystery of Managed Care, Long Island Magazine, 1997.
  • Case Comment, Discovery of the Opinion of Adverse Party’s Prospective Appraiser-Witness, 111 University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 509, 1963.

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